Guadalajara, title matches on Sunday

CMLL (SUN) 12/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) El Divino & Thunder Boy b Katana & Titanio
2) Magnum & Saturno b In Memoria & Rey Trueno
3) Ángel del Mal b Palacio Negro [OCCIDENTE WELTER]
4) Mascarita Dorada & Pequeño Olímpico DQ Pequeño Damian 666 & Pierrothito
5) Gallo & Rouge b Arkangel de la Muerte & Nosferatu
6) Héctor Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Sombra b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Tecs took the first and were about to when the second when Niebla took off his mask and threw it to Garza. Referee saw Hector with it and called the DQ. Hector and Niebla ended up back in at the end of the third, this time with Hector taking Niebla’s mask and rolling him up for the win.

Gallo replaced Mictlan. Never did see results for Arena Aficion, don’t know if he turned up there, but he still hasn’t been spotted in a couple months (and it took about 6 weeks for anyone to notice.)

Minis match was an unadvertised surprise. DQ was Pierrothito fouling Dorada.

Angel del Mal retained his title in his first defense. He won the first and third.

WagnerMania naturally has quotes from other wrestlers about Dr. Wagner III, who looks to be a new regular for the Perros del Mal. By the way, I got the finish wrong last night – Groon did turn on Demon, but Perro attacked new doctor, and Demon managed to roll Perro up for the win. Despite the assist, it’s not clear if Wagner III (who they’re calling “El Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr.”, in full Rayman length) is totally allied with the tecnicos or rudos. He is a Wagner, after all, he’s only allied with himself.

Lucha Libre & Box in Zacatecas notes Mistico missed Thursday’s night show, and they were told it was due to injury, but of course Mistico still wrestled on Friday’s Arena Mexico show. He could’ve been too hurt to go on Thursday but better on Friday, or he could’ve really felt not up to working on either day but worked Friday because it was a major show, but it doesn’t really help Zacatecas either way.

Cronicas Y Leyendas chronicles the transition of Ultraman 2000 into a man who would wear horrible looking dotted Zubaz pants. (Also, hardcore wrestling.) They’ve also got articles on Canek beating Sunny War Cloud, Rene Guajardo and Ray Mendoza beating up Perro Sr. and Torinito about his career.

Dark Angel did not win the Freestyle Fitness competition, but did win the sports attire competition. Of course she did.

Kcidis illustrates Bushi losing his mask to Oficial 911

Box Y Lucha 2951 has bald Japanese men, if you’re in to that.

CMLL (MON) 12/07 Arena Puebla
1) Diamante, Leono, Tony Rivera vs Bronco, Dr. X, Loco Max
2) Amapola vs Marcela [CMLL WOMEN]
3) Máscara Dorada, Sagrado, Valiente vs Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Yujiro
4) Brazo de Plata, Héctor Garza, Strong Man vs Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

It’s about 7 hours before the show and CMLL still hasn’t put up the website. But this is what Box Y Lucha had last week (minus the challenger), and TodoPuebla has the same lineup for the top three.

CMLL (SUN) 12/13 Arena Mexico
1) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata vs Bronco, Hooligan, Nitro
2) Fabián el Gitano, Metro, Rouge vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Skándalo
3) Fuego & Stuka Jr. vs Pólvora & Virus [Arena Coliseo TAG]
4) La Sombra, Shocker, Strong Man vs Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis
5) Místico vs Mephisto [MEX LH]

The rudo sides make a little more sense (though Skandalo still needs to trade spots with Bronco.) I’m just happy there’s an actual marketable main event for the fan appreciation show.

Mistico should get his title win the close out the year.

Interesting to see Polvora is ahead of Euforia on the Cancerbero depth chart. Or maybe Virus just thinks he’s the better compliment as a tag team. Leaning towards a title change there. Note that is nearly the one year anniversary of the last defense of this belt (12/13/08) – maybe an annual thing.

Perros with Dr. Wagner (III?), lineups

PERROS (SUN) 12/06 Arena Neza [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Vampiro Metálico b Skayde Jr.
2) Skyade b Turbo
3) Celestial & Cósmico b Mini Talisman & Mr. Aguilita
4) Black Thunder, Scorpio Jr., Veneno b Leo, Riverio, Súper Nova
5) Histeria, Scorpio Jr., X-Fly b Charly Manson, Hijo del Lizmark, Oriental
6) Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween b Blue Demon Jr., Groon XXX, LA Park

Groon turned on Blue Demon Jr. in the main event. Groon’s a heavyweight! Groon XXX vs Blue Demon Jr. sounds like a NWA World Heavyweight Championship match to me. I think the Perros won, but I’m not sure. After the match, Perro Jr. was jumped by Dr. Wagner III, said to be the son of Dr. Wagner Jr. and Rossy Moreno. I hope he’s been wrestling under another name for a while, because starting someone under the name Dr. Wagner III sounds almost as bad an idea as that title match I just suggested.

X-Fly got away with a foul on Charly Manson for the win.

LLF (FRI) 12/04 Arena Femenil Monterrey [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Hija de Karonte b Poly Star [coffin]
2) La Chcala b La Bruja, Dama de Hierro, Naomi, Guerra Otomi [Trofeo LLF 2009]
3) Dark Fantasy b La Bandida [hardcore]
4) Angelica NC La Emperadora [LLF Juvenil]
5) Novia de Jason L Princesa Sujei and Dark Unicorn [mask]

Sujei escaped the main event first, and there was all sorts of referee screwiness with the final pinfall, trying to help Novia de Jason. Somehow, Dark Unicorn still won when she reversed a pinfall, and the referee wasn’t looking at the pin while he counted. Referee didn’t want to raise Dark Unicorn’s harm, and Novia de Jason walked off rather than take off her mask. The commissioner made her return and unmask – Mayela Castor, the ex-La Hija del Zarzy – and she immediately took off after.

indy (SAT) 12/05 Neza [DJ Spectro, Estrellas del Ring]
1) Evil & Silver Metal b Kung Fu Panda & Milenio
2) Fly Metal, Fulgor II, Rayo de Plata b Black Psycho, Ninja Olimpus, Nino Azteca
3) Dark Steep, Fulgor, Serpiente Azteca b Dragon Blooser, Fly Warrior, Guerrero Latino
4) Alardio Nocturno & Kumo b Impossible I & Impossible II
5) Andy Barrow Jr., Cirujano, Surf b Cupido Qunito, Indio, Ojo de Aguila
6) Capuline Negro b Gran Petroneo Jr.
7) Hell Boy, Oros, Sexy Rubi vs Colombiano, Gran Emir, Rencor Colombiano
8) Rocket I & Rocket II b Mr. Stop I & Mr. Stop II [mask]

A show put on by/for the lucha forums. Mr. Stop I is Ulises Estrada and Mr. Stop II is Edgar Sanchez from Mexico City.

At the end of their recap of Friday’s show, R de Rudo estimates the attendance as 40 to 50% of capacity.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Dorrel Dixon, the first ever lucha show in a dance club.

DTU says their latest show will air Monday at 11:30 pm on TVC Deportes.

Cesar previews this week’s CMLL cards, declaring that Porky/Mascara/Maximo vs Negro/V5/Okumura match could only be considered as a main event if the show was a village fair where they were giving away free tickets. That Friday show is going to do so bad – the only drawing going on there is the stuff Tony is doing on his easel. Also, apparently also Sunday shows this month will be fan appreciation shows. I hope that doesn’t mean they’ll all be in Arena Mexico.

SuperLuchas #343 has two bad days for Japan

IWRG (THU) 12/10 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dinamita Kid vs Keshin Black
2) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II vs Avisman & Gringo Loco
3) Freelance, Ultramán Jr., Zatura vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
4) Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Angelico, Bushi, Pantera vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro

Piratas are back. Pantera is scheduled. Neither of the two matches with trios champions is listed as a title match.

FMLL CMLL (FRI) 12/11 Plaza Liberacion, Guadalajara
1) Ángel de Oro & Ángel de Plata vs Hooligan & Loco Max
2) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Marcela vs La Nazi, Magnifica, Princesa Sujei
3) Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Dr. X, Nosferatu, Sangre Azteca
4) Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Último Guerrero vs Atlantis, Satánico, Shocker [Relevos Increíbles]
5) Místico vs Sagrado, Blue Panther, Terrible, Felino, Texano Jr., Hijo del Fantasma, Mr. Niebla [cage, FMLL CHAMP]

The Guadalajara lucha libre festival cards. They’ve been announced for a month, so they’re likely going to be not right on. Semimain is a much discussed Laguna vs Guadalajara match. Given how that’s likely to go, maybe they ought to have gotten someone a bit younger on the GDL side to share some of (possible!) glory, but OK. Main event is a cage match for a title, and I still don’t know how that’s supposed to work.

FMLL (SAT) 12/12 Plaza Liberacion, Guadalajara
1) Demonio II & Super Halcon Jr. vs Láser Boy & Sadico
2) Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Hijo de Solar, Trauma I, Trauma II
3) Black Terry, Pirata Morgan, Rambo vs Huracan Ramirez, Super Astro, Villano III
4) Bobby Lee Jr. & Súper Nova vs Enfermero Jr. & Fantasma de la Ópera and Axel & Super Muñeco and Coco Verde & Cocolores [relevos suicida]
5) El Hijo del Solitario, Juventud Guerrera, Super Crazy vs Head Hunter I, Mr. Águila, Oriental

This is the indy showcase. Semimain is supposed to have the losing team face off in a mask match, but Enfermero Jr. just lost his mask Friday night in Arena Neza (turns out he’s Maniacop), so it’d be tough to lose it here. Tough, but not impossible. Could be a different Enfermero Jr., since it’s apparently a different Cocolores.

FMLL AAA (SUN) 12/13 Plaza Liberacion, Guadalajara
1) Gato Eveready, Laredo Kid, Súper Fly vs Killer Clown, Psycho Clown , Zombie Clown
2) El Elegido, Estrellita, Mascarita Sagrada 2007, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Cinthia Moreno, El Brazo, Mini Abismo Negro, Polvo de Esterllas
3) Chessman, Teddy Hart, Zorro vs Alan Stone, Jack Evans, Marco Corleone
4) Sexy Star vs Billy Boy, Fabi Apache, Aerostar [mask, hair]
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Parka Jr. vs El Mesías & Silver King

Lineups possible being out of date → the women in the segunda. Also, theoretically, Fabi Apache could be bald going into that semimain, which would be make it tough to live up to the stips. That match is actually listed as a tag, but it’s also listed as one mask or one hair going down, so it’ll be some sort of elimination.

CMLL (SUN) 12/13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Delta & Sensei vs Calígula & Méssala
2) Dark Angel, Estrella Mágica, Lady Apache vs Hiroka, La Nazi, Princesa Sujei
3) Fantasy, Mascarita Dorada, Saturno vs Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
4) Máscara Dorada, Sagrado, Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Atlantis, Averno, Héctor Garza vs Blue Panther, Ray Mendoza Jr., Toscano [ri]

CMLL still runs it’s usual show, in opposition of the festival. Probably helps that it’s the AAA show.

IWRG (SUN) 12/13 Arena Naucalpan
1) Cometa De Fuego vs Dinamita Kid
2) Diva Salvaje & Miss Gaviota vs Maldito Jr. & Samoth
3) Exodia, Freelance, Zatura vs Fantasma de la Ópera, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Bushi, Pantera, Suicida vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Canek, Pirata Morgan, Veneno vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Hijo del Lizmark, Scorpio Jr.

I think that’s a typo in the main event (it’s actually “Hijo de Pirata Morgan Jr.”, which can’t be right.) Canek, actual heavyweight champion of this promotion, is making his first appearance here since 2007. January 2007. Most of that is (multiple) knee surgery, but still – it’s not as though Canek was in a promotion that stopped doing business with IWRG.

12/6 AAA TV Results (Monterrey)

AAA TV (SUN) 12/06 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [AAA]
1) Laredo Kid, Mari Apache, Mini Charly Manson, Pimpinela Escarlata b La Hechicera, Mini Abismo Negro, Tigre Cota, Yuriko
2) Aerostar & Fabi Apache DQ Billy Boy & Sexy Star [AAA MIXED TAG]
3) Alex Koslov & Kenzo Suzuki b El Elegido & Rocky Romero
4) Jack Evans & Marco Corleone b Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario
5) El Mesías, La Parka Jr., Latin Lover b Dr. Wagner Jr., Silver King, Último Gladiador

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#916)
Mexico:  12/13
US: 12/26 – new AAA TV did air this weekend, so this remains on schedule.

Last show before Guerra de Titanes, but none of this will air until after the show takes place. This time around, there were no real storyline twists, just build towards the already announced match. This is the last AAA show at Arena Coliseo Monterrey this year, and the third to last taping.

AAA’s recap notes the crowd was totally behind Wagner in the main event. They paired Ultimo Gladiador with Latin Lover, and that did not go well for Ultimo Gladiador. Latin pinned him for the win.

Semimain was the challengers beating the champions clean before the title match. Makes sense.

Tercera was kinda of a preview of the AAA/Legion match for the next title shot (though Kenzo & Elegido are sitting htat one off.) Rain & Jennifer Blake accompanied Alex to ringside, and Elegido ended up kissing them. That’s his move. Kenzo snuck in a foul on Elegido for the win.

Mixed tag title match turned into a brawl, continuing past the finish. Sexi fouled Aero, then both teams fought to the back and then in the back.

Nothing on the opener but Charly having his title belt. For now!

Next taping is Guerra de Titanes on Friday. Still unsure about doing live results here.

AAA TV (SUN) 12/06 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [AAA]
1) Laredo Kid, Mari Apache, Mini Charly Manson, Pimpinela Escarlata b La Hechicera, Mini Abismo Negro, Tigre Cota, Yuriko
2) Aerostar & Fabi Apache DQ Billy Boy & Sexy Star [AAA MIXED TAG]
3) Alex Koslov & Kenzo Suzuki b El Elegido & Rocky Romero
4) Jack Evans & Marco Corleone b Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario
5) El Mesías, La Parka Jr., Latin Lover b Dr. Wagner Jr., Silver King, Último Gladiador


Sin Salida results, Octagon, lineups

CMLL (FRI) 12/04 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchas, Cesar, Alan]
1) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Rouge b Hooligan, Loco Max, Skándalo
2) Mascarita Dorada b Pequeño Damian 666 [lightning]
3) Brazo de Plata, La Máscara, Máximo b Felino, Misterioso II, Negro Casas
4) Héctor Garza, Místico, Strong Man b Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero
5) La Sombra & Volador Jr. b Ephesto & Mephisto [CMLL TAG]
6) Terrible & Texano Jr. b Naito & Yujiro [hair]

Lots of the details in the post below.

Cesar has the opener as the best match on the show, and says the tag title match was mared by bad refering. Alan, and it sounds like SupreLuchas, both have the tag title match stronger.Times for the falls in that one are 2, 3:30, and 24.

Same sort of pattern for the main event – 4:30/3/14 . Terrible did get the pin, but it reads like Terrible snuck back in to foul Naito before the finish, so it some shared credit. NJPW has announced No Limit is part of a number of challengers for the IWGP Tag Titles on 01/04, but No Limit say they plan on winning the titls and defending them in Mexico. Guess we’ll see.

On the radio broadcast, the announcers mentioned Mr. Niebla was taken to the hospital for an arm injury, but I haven’t seen any more about it today.

Octagon is in trouble for his DUI arrest. Back when he was arrested a month ago, Octagon was let off early 13 1/3 hours early from his 20 hour jail term, but was supposed to come back to officially file his defense. Octagon never did, so they’re putting the word out that he needs to to turn himself in for the remaining time, or they will put out a warrant.

Rey Bucanero, sub-novato Aquaris, and a couple members of the CMLL staff talked to a college communication class about the history and business of CMLL. This sounds greatly interesting. Among the usual topics like  foreign tours and the influence of WWE, there is a mention of the always mysterious drug policy.

DJ Spectro puts together the dizzying history of Clowns in lucha libre.

AAA notes Umaga’s passing. He His brother wrestled there as Nikozuna.

Lineups – all in Arena Mexico this week, though I guess the Sunday one is not a fan appreciation show.

CMLL (TUE) 12/08 Arena Mexico
1) Artillero & Súper Comando vs Apolo Estrada Jr. & Molotov
2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo vs Guerrero Maya Jr., Starman, Tigre Blanco
3) Euforia, Pólvora, Virus vs Fuego, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
4) Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis vs Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Valiente
5) Blue Panther, Místico, Shocker vs Felino, Misterioso II, Negro Casas

CMLL seems to finally have made the switch to Fuego this week. That’s a fine upstanding rudo trio.

CMLL (FRI) 12/11 Arena Mexico
1) Guerrero Maya Jr. & Metálico vs Inquisidor & Semental
2) Diamante vs Escorpion [lightning]
3) Estrella Mágica, Lluvia, Star Fire vs Amapola, Yezca, Zeuxis
4) Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Máscara Dorada vs Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
5) Brazo de Plata, La Máscara, Máximo vs Negro Casas, Ray Mendoza Jr., Shigeo Okumura
6) Héctor Garza, Strong Man, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Poor Amapola. Thank goodness the minis is above that match. This is clearly the week after.

CMLL (SUN) 12/13 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Bengala vs Camorra & Cholo
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata vs Bronco, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Fabián el Gitano, Metro, Rouge vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Skándalo
4) Fuego, La Máscara, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Pólvora, Virus
5) La Sombra, Shocker, Strong Man vs Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis

Hey look, Euforia and Nosferatu teaming up – and Ephesto teaming with Cancerberos instead of the third member of the Cancebros. Not a surprise.

Sin Salida Occasionally Live Results – Sombra/Volador retain, Texano/Terrible win the hair match

Didn’t realize EstadioWeb would be on the air so soon. Sounds like they’re onto the Super Porky match already. Will update with results as I get ’em.

Live chat. Not sure how many we’ll get.

Happened already:

CMLL (FRI) 12/04 Arena Mexico
1) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Rouge vs Hooligan, Loco Max, Skándalo
2) Mascarita Dorada vs Pequeño Damian 666 [lightning]

3) Brazo de Plata, La Máscara, Máximo b Felino, Misterioso II, Negro Casas

– Monito is out with the tecnicos.
– Crowd loud behind Negro.
– Porky may be dressed up like Santa Claus already.
* tecnicos win the first fall
* and the second, which includes a Porky dive. Tecnicos all beat the rudos clean, including Porky getting Negro.

Misterioso does an interview with the announcers with the usual random mask/hair/title challengers. Poder Mexica wants a trios title shot vs Garza and company. Misterioso took the campana here for the finish, which doesn’t make his case too strong.

4) Héctor Garza, Místico, Strong Man b Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero
* Rudos win a super quick first fall
* tecnicos come back the second
* tecnicos take the third, with Strong Man setting UG up for Mistico to finish with La Mistica

– After the match, UG talked to the announcers. Seems like we’ve switched GdA NOT breaking up.
5) La Sombra & Volador Jr. b Ephesto & Mephisto [CMLL TAG]
* rudos take the first
– crowd very pro-rudo tonight
* tecnicos take the second off ‘ranas
– crowd way into the match
– in a long third fall, it comes down to Volador & Mephisto.
– Ephesto interfers, almost gets away with it, almost gets his team DQ
* Volador pins Ephesto, Champions retain

On Now
6) Terrible & Texano Jr. b Naito & Yujiro [hair]

– La Nazi is seconding Terrible & Texano Jr., to counter Mima Shimoda. Mima didn’t actually come out before the match, but turned up in the 3rd fall to fight.
* Mexico wins fall 1 quick.
* Japan takes a little longer to win 2
* Texano gets pinned first (!)
* Terrible ties it up with a pin on Yujiro
* Terrible defeats Naito. No Limit lose their hair.

Bushi unmasked, links

IWRG (THU) 12/03 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Cometa De Fuego b Dinamita Kid
2) Chico Che, Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II b Hijo del Signo, Maldito Jr., Samoth
3) El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco, Xibalba b Dinamic Black, Freelance, Zatura
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Exodia, Pendulo, Ultramán Jr. [EdM Trios]
5) Oficial 911 b Bushi [mask]

Estrella del Ring has Bushi is Toshira Simishy, 4 years a wrestler.

Rudos retain in the semimain. DQ in the semimain was for Freeleance fouling Diablo. Dinamic replaced Pantera, who seems to have lasted 1 week.

Tecnicos won the second match in straight falls.

AAA notes Silver King was forced to wrestle unmasked at a spot show in Mexico City over the weekend. (Espiritu helped him with his makeup.) I’m not sure why they would bring attention to someone wearing a mask as an optional personal fashion choice at the same time as they’re building Sexi Star risking her mask as a huge possible loss. It’s one or the other, you can’t have it both ways.

Fuego en el Ring previews Nitro & Sangre Azteca vs wrestler’s from France’s APC promotion, which appears to have happened by now.

Box Y Lucha has an article asking luchadors why they became luchadors, and a seperate article about those who didn’t want to be wrestlers. Pantera says he wanted to be a bullfighter, but there were no classes close enough to his home to get to, so he became a wrestler instead.

The Cocolores who’s wrestling in a 12/12 mask match is definitely not the Cocolores who went to Box Y Lucha to say he’s not in the mask match. BAN ALL CLOWNS.

El Siglo de Torreon and DJ Spectro say El Rebelde, father of Mano Negra, passed away yesterday in Torreon.

CMLL edecan Isela Palacios has a new website.

AAA has photos of wrestlers hanging out at Six Flags,

El Manana talks to local Nuevo Leon luchadors Aero Boy, Latino Star, Guerrero Espacial, Roller Boy.

El Hijo del Santo was mobbed at an autograph signing for the El Hijo del Santo & Xico comic book.

Herodes plans to work within Monclova government to create schools for different sports.

SuperLuchas points to vide of Blue Demon, Mil Mascaras, and Solar vs Capos Jr. in Saltillo.

Cronicas Y Leyends has a ton of articles: Perro Aguayo Sr. taking Negro Navarro’s hair., a great Panther/Ulises/Bestia Salvaje vs the Guerreros match from 1991, Perro Sr. & Perro Jr., Perro Sr. unmasking Kiss, Villano IV recovering from Raven & Kanyon breaking his neck and light heavyweights in WWF.

Kcidis looks back at the champions retaining their titles.

CMLL (TUE) 12/08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro & Virgo vs Relampago & Skaxy
2) Hierro & Samurai vs Drago & Infierno
3) Metal Blanco vs Palacio Negro
4) Máximo & Neutrón vs Dragon Rojo Jr. & Máscara Mágica
5) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

If Palacio Negro wins the GDL Welter title on Sunday, that singles match means a bit more.

IWRG (THU) 12/03 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Cometa De Fuego b Dinamita Kid
2) Chico Che, Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II b Hijo del Signo, Maldito Jr., Samoth
3) El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco, Xibalba b Dinamic Black, Freelance, Zatura
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Exodia, Pendulo, Ultramán Jr. [EdM Trios]
5) Oficial 911 b Bushi [mask]

Sin Salida preview

A little busy, site down a little, so this is a little shorter than usual.

1) Rouge, Rey Cometa, Pegasso vs Loco Max, Skandalo, Hooligan

Just your normal segunda as an opener. Rey Cometa will try his dive and hopefully not die. Rouge will probably get to pin Loco Max. Everyone else will move on.

2) Mascarita Dorada vs Mini Damian 666

This should be superb. One of the disappointments of 2009 is CMLL hasn’t done nearly the amount of big minis matches as it was doing last year, but this still should be a nice treat. I’d guess Dorada wins because it’s shaping up to be that kind of show, but it could go either way

3) Brazo de Plata, Maximo, La Mascara vs Misterioso II, Negro Casas, Felino

La Mascara and Misterioso somehow got pulled into what will be an comedy match otherwise. Either it works and it’s amusing or it doesn’t work and it’s the worst match on the show, but I suspect this is not the last time CMLL does a Brazos/Peste Negra match any time soon. Might as well take the rudos in that case.

4) Strong Man, Mistico, Hector Garza vs Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, Mr. Niebla

This was being billed as the Last Time The Guerreros del Atlantida Would Team, which was never actually going to be true to begin with and seems even less so now. Strong Man took the personal loss last week, so he’s got to get the win back here unless they’ve already decide to part ways with him (and it is that time of year – may not be worth it to bring Strong Man in for the next couple months if they’re not going to be doing much), but there’s still no idea where they’re ultimately going with him. Doesn’t seem like CMLL has confidence enough in him to do the singles title match with UG, but there’s no other way out of this feud.

Mistico’s not losing on this big show anyway.

5) Volador Jr. & Sombra vs Mephisto & Ephesto [CMLL TAG]

This feels like a status quo match to showcase the tecnicos and keep them as champions. Mephisto & Ephesto aren’t a normal team, not that means CMLL won’t put the titles on them just to be random. I really just think this just fits in line with the other high profile defenses Volador & Sombra have had this year (Metal/Negro, Atlantis/Bucanero, plus Felino/Negro and Terrible/Texano in Puebla), where the tecnicos triumphs over names to try and establish themselves as top guys. Not sure this will get them there still, but it won’t hurt.

This also seems added just to add a really good match to the show. Even though it’s a new pair matchup on the rudo side, these sides have faced off roughly a thousand times in slightly better matches. This should be great, as lon as they’re not bored with it.

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6) Texano Jr. & Terrible vs Naito & Yujiro [hair]

Reasons No Limit could actually win

– This isn’t the end of Mexico vs Japan
– CMLL makes weird decisions

That’s all I got. CMLL once had Terrible beat Cien Caras in a hair match, years before they actually decided to do anything with Terrible (though mostly because Mascara Ano 2000 and Perro Aguayo Jr. were also involved), and Terrible’s not even the high ranking member of his team. It would be amazing to see Texano and Terrible to take the loss here, but only amazing in how dumb that would be.

No idea on how this will turn out as a match.

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Other previews: ESTO, Notimex

I plan to have some sort of live coverage tonight, though I’m not exactly sure what.

12/05-06 Lucha Times


I am baffled. Cadena3, CAN52, Galavision in the US will all be pre-empting their regular programming on Saturday (and Friday) to take part in the annual Teleton for developmentally disadvantaged children. Televisa is actually the company running the Teleton. Yet, Televisa Canal 9 (and 5) are listed with normal programming.

This presents a problem for both promotions:

AAA-MEX: no new footage available (next taping won’t be until later Sunday)

CMLL-MEX: new footage available, but they don’t want to show it (all big match shows have been held off air this year)

It sure seems like both promotions were expecting not to have to deal with putting on a television show this week, and I’d presume they were right if Televisa’s own listings weren’t disagreeing. If they do air, they’re going to air reruns of previous weeks most likely.

(Pause to note this is a really pointless weekend to start getting the extended latino channels.)

As for everything else

AAA-US: as mentioned, no show on Saturday afternoon, though the Sunday overnight and Sunday afternoon shows are scheduled. The standard in these situations has to air a rerun if they can’t air in the new spots, so expect to get last week’s episode again. Maybe someone can explain figure out why they showed Ultimo Gladiador working spots with his mask off this time?

CAN52: Not on Saturday, but will air as normal on Sunday. Blanco/Leono/Rivera vs Tiger/Puma/Inquisidor, plus Yellow Wave vs the yellow-ish trio of Dorada, Metro, Toscano.


CMLL-FOX: Cancerbros vs Oro/Fabian/Rouge, plus Panther/Mistico/Volador vs the Triad

AAA-LLP: first show from the last taping; guessing the near relevos AAA and the Wagner/Mesias match. Gotta split up the Wagner appearances.

CadenasTres: moved to noon on Sunday this week. It’s called Especial Lucha Libre CMLL, which could mean it’s not the usual Tuesday show.

Puebla: moved to 4pm this week. Looks to be a tough week to finish all four.

ACM: The mask matches, for sure. Wonder what they’ll do next week, when they have no Sunday taping to work off. Maybe it’ll just be all Tuesday.

Teleformula: STILL can not find a programming guide for this channel (this is the closest, not sure how accurate), so I have no idea if it’s being pre-empted as well. If not, this should be the Jack & Oficial 911 vs Freelance & Offical Fierro relevos suicidas show.

AYM Sports: says it’s airing something at 12:00 AM Friday/Saturday morning. Who knows.

Monterrey, IWRG mask match, Octagon

indy (TUE) 12/01 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Lover Boy & Sangre Negra b Infinito & Solovino
2) Aguila Extrema & Gato Fantasma b Bello Rubi & Gemelo Muerte I
3) Bengali, Difunto I, Difunto II b Furor, Lover Boy, Mongol Chino
4) Hijo del Ninja, Potro Jr., Silver Star b Pierko el Boricua, Sergio Romo Jr., Zumbido
5) Ángel Dorado & Koko Viper b Angel Night & Sky [Relevos Increíbles, hair, mask]

Angel Night lost his mask, no name. Sky lost his hair.

The big story of the day is the Bushi vs Oficial 911 mask match in IWRG tonight, which may tell you all you need to know about the day.

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This is pretty close to a 50/50 deal. On the surface, it fits the same form of Rudo Home Team vs Evil Foreigners match CMLL is running tomorrow, but IWRG has often had it’s home team lose when it’s not expected (this may be why there are no stars in IWRG, but that’s another post.) People get masks to promote them in CMLL, and they get masks to lose them dramaticlly in IWRG. Plus, while I still figure Bushi will lose his mask before he goes back home, IWRG runs mask and hair matches more frequently than CMLL; he could have a chance to lose it next week for all we know.

In it’s preview of the match, SuperLuchas touches on the Cerebro Terrible’s title change to Poder Mexica, and says esperemos que regrese el convenio entre ambas empresas y que esta lucah pudiera ocurrir. It’s “expected” that CMLL and IWRG will resume their deal? This seems like news, but it’s passed off like I should’ve known this already.

The Gladiatores should have live coverage on their radio channel.

Octagon tells TelevisaDeportes that he’d like to be as big a legend as El Santo. It’s good to have dreams. To accomplish this, Octagon thinks he needs to be in more movies, but they can’t be movies like Santo was in because no one took them seriously. And yet, he’s still famous. Odd. Also, what serious movie is Octagon going to be in?

News of a Guerreros del Atlantida breakup is Atlantis. Maybe he and Ultimo Guerrero should talk, one of these days. Or maybe UG and CMLL should talk about what storylines they want to get out publicly. Atlantis figures he’ll be on top, as a tecnico or a rudo, so isn’t much worried about it.

Cesar has a recap of Tuesday’s Arena Mexico show.

All you need to know about Blue Demon in one quote: he tells Notimex he thinks he’s making progress in the US because he was ranked #6 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated, “higher than some WWE wrestlers.” Not saying people aren’t willing to buy into it. Also, Perro Jr.’s not getting a title shot at the NWA Heavyweight Title because he’s only a middleweight, but he’d take a mask vs hair match. Demon notes he doesn’t actually like his teammates (Groon, Demon) for the Perros Arena Neza anniversary show, but dislikes his opponents more.

LuchandoLibre says Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca has changed ownership and this month is the last month of shows before it’s torn down. This seems to be the second time this news has gone around this year (the first time was months ago), but maybe there was just a delay in changing ownership over. Not sure where/if CMLL will run monthly shows in Cuernavaca.

DJ Spectro reposts a Box Y Lucha article about the continuing Which Coco Rojo is the legal owner of the name? This’ll never be settled.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Negro Casas & Texano retain their titles, updated IWRG lineup

CMLL (TUE) 12/01 Arena Mexico [Notimex]
1) Astral & Fantasy vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Dr. X, Durango Kid, Escorpion vs Guerrero Maya Jr., Sensei, Tigre Blanco
3) Arkangel de la Muerte, Bronco, Virus b Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata
4) Blue Panther, Toscano, Valiente DQ Averno, Dragon Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla
5) Negro Casas b Máscara Dorada [CMLL WELTER]

Toscano and Escorpion were their cornerman for the main event. Names out of a hat! Negro took the first, Dorada the second, and Negro took the third clean to retain the title. Notimex’s recap says Dorada did not fly as much as usual, but the pictures make it look as though he got caught going for one too many.

Rudos lost the semifinals in straight falls, Averno unmasking Valiente and Toscano getting filed by someone in the second.

CMLL (TUE) 12/01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Exterminador b El Divino
2) Angelo & Metatrón b In Memoria & Malefico
3) Acertijo, Asesino Negro, Drago b Astaroth, Hierro, Metal Blanco
4) Atlantis, Naito, Yujiro b Brazo de Plata, Máximo, Sagrado
5) Texano b Shocker [NWA LH]

If I thought to do a poll for this one, the question would not be about the winner, but whether Shocker would show up. Happily, he did. Shocker won the first, Texano the second. Texano faked a foul in the third, but the referee did not allow it (that’s going around), and Texano won with two backcrackers.

Imagine if Texano beat Shocker and Atlantis clean in singles matches in Arena Mexico. That would actually be elevating someone. But at least now he’s big in Guadalajara. Anyway, Texano says he no longer feels like he’s a rookie and he’s becoming a star, but he’s not 100% satisfied because he still has that big match on Friday.

Cronicas y Leyenda looks back at Ultraman 2000 in FMW and the Mongolian Mauler in Mexico, “one of the worst wrestlers to ever visit our arenas”.

La Journda has an article on a new book on lucha libre in Aguascalientes, except they don’t seem to say where you might get the book. Or the name of the book.

IWRG (SUN) 12/06 Arena Naucalpan
1) Angel de la Noche vs Keshin Black
2) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II vs Anubis & Mixteco Jr.
3) Eragon, Exodia, Freelance vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
4) Bushi, Suicida, Zatura vs Histeria, Psicosis, Tóxico
5) El Alebrije, Hijo del Lizmark, Super Porky vs Hijo del Cien Caras, Pirata Morgan, Veneno

Plenty of changes, most notable the Oficials being missing but Bushi still being on after the mask match. Make of that what you will. The poster has Suicida on both sides of the semifinal, but I assume Toxico is still meant to be on the rudo side.